December 2010

The Gift That Keeps on Giving!

I cannot say that I took a verse out of the book of Frank and tried twenty gifts from the dollar store; however, I can say that I’ve missed the mark more times than I can count. So, as a recovering poor gift giver I want to share two of the tips that have been offered […]

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Okay, What Did You Get Me?

I used to be really bad at gift giving. I thought quantity was better than quality. Who knew that people would prefer one nice gift instead of twenty individual gifts for the dollar store. As time has passed my gift giving has improved and now I get everyone one nice gift from Dollar General. They have items that could […]

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What Do You Have to Give?

Just the other night, I was talking to my son asking him what did he want Santa to bring him for Christmas. He immediately started to rattle off a long list of all the latest and greatest toys that he saw on TV. If it had something to do with Star Wars, he wanted it. If it […]

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The Best Gift in the World

When I was a kid my favorite gifts on Christmas day were things I wasn’t expecting. My unexpected gifts were not like Jermaine’s sweater, which from his story yesterday lead me to believe he is still carrying around some old hurts from his childhood :-), but they did forever change the way I view Christmas. CHRISTMAS 1994 One […]

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Keep it Simple

I do have a favorite childhood Christmas memory. I can’t tell you exactly how old I was but I think my mom tells this story best. Sorry, you’ll have to suffer with my watered-down version. One year my grandmother went out and bought an extremely expensive train set for me and my older brother, Ralph. […]

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